The San Diego County Fair has long featured the best in musical and comedy entertainment.
Who has performed the most times in the Summer Concert Series? The Navy Band Southwest, which has entertained every Fourth of July since 1993. Among featured entertainers, classic pop band KC & The Sunshine Band and rockers Joan Jett and the Blackhearts lead the list with eight performances each.
A few of the performers who have appeared multiple times include Andy Williams, Cheap Trick, Carrot Top, The Coasters, Foreigner, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, José Feliciano, Kenny Loggins, Kingston Trio, Lawrence Welk, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Tom Jones, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Beach Boys, “Weird Al” Yankovic and the Village People.
Who has the longest span between first and most recent performance? The ageless Paul Anka, who first appeared on the Grandstand Stage in 1965 and whose most recent appearance was 2007, a span of 42 years.
The 2015 Toyota Summer Concert Series is the Fair’s premier entertainment event, featuring internationally known artists on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. Every night of the Fair, from June 5 through July 5, will have a different artist.
Most concerts begin at 7:30PM; please note the exceptions listed below. Ticket price ranges are dependent on age, whether you already have Fair admission (a Best Pass Ever season pass, for instance), how close you sit to the stage, and whether you buy your ticket at the Fairgrounds or online through Ticketmaster. Prices listed here do not include convenience fees.